Saturday 3 October 2015

"Dragonball Z: Resurrection F" (Guardian 02/10/15)

Dragonball Z: Resurrection F *

Dir: Tadayoshi Yamamuro. Animation with the voices of: Sean Schemmel, Kyle Hebert, Monica Rial, Christopher Sabat. 93 mins. Cert: 12A

It may as well be Kenny G, or Preparation H. Kudos to anybody who, in 2015, remains on-point with developments in this particular trading-card universe, but fully-formed humans will find the business of this dubbed cartoon reboot as baffling as its presence on UK screens. (A flagrant grab for pocket money seems, as ever, the likeliest explanation.) There’s apparently been no let-up in the gotta-catch-‘em-all battle for those translucent golden orbs, nor indeed in the churning-out of non-mouthsynched Japanese animation. One innovation: the application of thrash metal to fight scenes, which at least hushes the shriller voice artists. Still, clearly our defences are low: time for a state-enforced Top Trumps revival.

Dragonball Z: Resurrection F is now playing in cinemas nationwide.

1 comment:

  1. This is the worst review I've ever read. You have absolutely no background knowledge of the franchise and dares to write a such a review. This movie was never going to win any awards, but any film, no matter how awful deserves a well-written review and not this poor excuse for criticism. If the Guardian really values its readership maybe it should have considered inviting a more knowledgeable writer on the subject to review the film.